Eugene David Bridge
|Posted 2018-11-04 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Nov. 4, 2018 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Eugene(Gene) David Bridge passed away Oct. 28, 2018. He was born in
Los Angeles, California to Selma Goldberg Bridge. Gene's father was
not in his life, making it quite difficult for him and his mother.
Gene graduated in 1972 from Van Nuys High. He started working at a
very young age at various jobs. His career was with AT&T for 36 1/2
years. His hire date was his birth date.
Gene and Diana "Lee" met over the phone in 1984-85. After meeting
face-to-face, they married five months later in 1987.
Gene was a Valley boy until May 2016 when he moved to Lake Havasu
City. Lee hoped Genes health would improve so they could again travel
or attend concerts and plays. It was not to be.
Gene had the gift of gab. Once he started, that was it. He favored
camouflage clothing and almost always a phone company (Pac Bell, SBC,
AT&T) t-shirt. He loved wine, cold rum from the freezer and very
sadly, cigarettes. He often put food in his coat pockets to snack on
later. He was at times called "Deli" because he was Jewish and loved
deli food. He loved electronics, his computer, TV and music. Gene was
a unique person who worked hard and was a good provider.
After retiring in September 2014, Gene met with a group of gentlemen
in the mornings for a bite to eat, coffee and to discuss affairs of
the world. Gene often walked to his favorite donut shop in Canoga
Park. He knew the family so well that after many years, he was invited
to family gatherings. After moving to Havasu, he was a regular at the
Senior Center for socializing and lunch. He loved the spaghetti and
ribs at the Elks in Havasu.
There are no living relatives. Arrangements are with the Neptune
Society. A celebration of life in February is at the 94th Aero
Squadron on Raymer Street in Van Nuys near the garage where Gene last
Thanks to the Beacon of Hope Hospice who helped the last 10 days of
Genes life, to HRMC staff and the Senior Center. All were very kind
and compassionate -- that's not always easy when dealing with Gene.
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